Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Ruimsig is one of the most famous botanical gardens in the country and the second-largest in South Africa. It was founded in 1982 and has been a popular destination since the 19th century. The garden was chosen as the number one destination for getting nature - together on the list of the best places to get to nature. The landscaped nature area covers almost 300 hectares and is home to over 160 native plant species. The vegetation of the area is lush and consists of countless savannahs and grasslands covered by a landscape of natural vegetation. The huge and varied vegetation is considered one of the best examples of a botanical garden in the world and a natural paradise.

Falls And Fountains

The Great Falls, a colossal fountain at the epicenter of this garden, serves as a picnic spot and is an ideal place to sunbathe in the summer. My route from Johannesburg would have taken me into the pit and taken me to the waterfalls to dive down and relax a little. I assume that this waterfall got its name because of its location in the middle of the Great Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This time of year is an absolute pleasure, and you can also arrange guided tours. Visitors can thus learn about the natural cycle of life and the biodiversity of the gardens. During their time in the gardens, visitors can also admire some of the animals found in and around the garden, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds of prey and other species. While spending time in the botanical garden, you can also explore the nature reserve, a short walk that delimits the area for larger groups. The main attractions include the cliffs around Witpootjie, the most prominent feature of the garden, which are located on one of the oldest and most famous waterfalls in South Africa. Botanists could spend hours exploring grasslands and savannahs to find out which plant species are found in nature. Most families come for walks and enjoy the fresh air, and the gardens that attract butterflies and birds include a variety of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, bushes and even a few wild animals. Sisulu has been improved in recent years and has been supplemented by a number of new plant species that were missing from the original study.

Recent Changes and Upgrades


Significant structural changes were also made to the building's amphitheatre, reducing noise and disturbance around the Verreaux eagles, which have successfully spread out in the garden. The natural vegetation in the area is known as Rocky Highveld Grassland and consists of a mosaic of grassland and savannah, with dense bushes, slopes and streams. The garden is home to over 220 species of birds, which have been recorded at this site, as well as a large number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. The poachers, who had caught hares with traps in the nature reserve, were in direct competition with the eagles. Poaching has been largely eradicated recently by the efforts of WSNBG field rangers and volunteers, but it is likely that they will be back and return for the second year in a row, this time with a vengeance. Visitors and staff also reported that feral house rabbits and cats are now more common in the office. Nenunwi has been educating the nursery staff about Clivia miniata during their work and emphasizes that the plant is found in a wide range of habitats, from forests to tropical rainforests and even in the wilderness of South Africa. The bush lily forms orange and sometimes yellow flowers and always grows in the shade and blooms in late summer and early autumn. The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSA) rewarded the IUCN staff for their hard work in the horticulture sector with a guided tour of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Cape Town. Professor Nick Grobler from the Bot Societies led the tour of the geological garden, while Karen Carstens, also from BotSoc, led the tour around the waterfall and eagle's nest. Sislis can also be seen in action in their natural habitat in the waterfalls of the garden. The Mama Sisulu Orchid, which is almost extinct, is being protected and preserved for the first time in South African history. One of the rare and precious species of orchids found in the garden was renamed after his wife Albertina, and a new statue shows the most important dates of his life journey. Sislis are part of one of nine National Botanical Gardens managed by the South African Botanical Garden Authority (SAGA) in Cape Town, the largest botanical garden in the country.